Top 5 songs to workout to
Anybody that knows me will know that fitness has never been something that I have ever wanted (or have been able) to gloat about because let’s be honest, I have the chest size of a foetus. I do love healthy eating and am very interested in different lifestyles however, I’m even a huge fan of Men’s Health magazine, so I constantly have an urge to up my physical health at home when I feel up to it. Being a drummer, I tend to be fairly focused on my arm strength so, since about the age of sixteen, I started to do the odd weight-lift, push-up and press-up session in my room for about 15 minutes at a time.
I gave up on the gym a long, long time ago.
I genuinely enjoy these small periods to myself because it at least makes me feel like I’m doing myself some good, and I can do it without feeling TOO minuscule by the huge dude lifting about ten weights at a time. However, these little workout sessions require so much motivation that you will have to pump in to yourself beforehand and during. It rapidly depletes you of energy so you also need to boost your adrenaline levels.
My secret to these songs (being The High Tea Cast’s music columnist after all) must be painfully obvious, but here are my top five songs to help me get pumped for the pumping in no particular order.
Survival – ‘Eye Of The Tiger’
This was an obvious one. Anybody that hasn’t worked out to this ridiculous chart topper is just plain silly.
Dead Swans – ‘Lines of Separation’
I am quite honestly not a huge fan of these guys or in fact most of the hardcore genre but, I must admit, nothing else prepares me quite as much as this song -and the rest from EP ‘Southern Blue’- for a quick session. I usually have this playing to push myself during push-ups. Generally worth a listen if you’re in to heavier music too!
Don Broco – ‘Thug Workout’
I know the name seems a little too fitting, but as silly as the riffs and lyrics in this song are, (the chorus being “Sexy girls come up to me and they always come if you know what I mean,”) it’s fantastic for getting you adrenaline pumped. These guys even make their audience workout at their shows!
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Nero – ‘Doomsday’
The structure of this song is actually fantastic for getting you in the mood. Sometimes a build up to a drop in a song is just what you need to prepare yourself, then floor your workout when it drops.
Maroon 5 – ‘She Will Be Loved’
This is actually a song I’ll listen to post-workout. After a good session sometimes you just need a song to chill out with in the shower, and who better than a band full of sing-along melodies and simple rhythms.
All of these songs (unfortunately apart from Don Broco’s ‘Thug Workout’) are available to purchase on iTunes from 79p! Try them out, let me know how it goes!